COVID 19 Communications

We will be regularly updating parents and carers by ‘In Touch’ email to keep them abreast of developments in the current situation directly affecting schools, and in particular Forest Hill School.

Updates from Headteacher

We thank all our school community for their forbearance and support in these most challenging and uncertain times.

Safeguarding Information for Students

We recognize that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone and that you may well need some support whilst the school is closed.

Any student with a safeguarding concern should contact Mr I. Haresign our Designated Safeguarding Lead, on 0208 613 8413 or via email at I.Haresign@foresthillschool.co.uk

This number and email will be available for a response during school hours only.

You may also use these contact details if you have a concern about another student.

If you require urgent support you can call:-

  • Lewisham MASH Team (social workers) on 020 8314 9181
  • Police/Ambulance Service 999
  • NHS Direct 111

If you require any emotional support at this difficult time, you can also access:

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

https://www.kooth.com/ (an online counselling service)

Kooth: Five Steps to Wellbeing

School Counsellor- Useful Links

School Counsellor – Referrals

School Counsellor – Emotional Wellbeing Support

 

Home Learning/Self Isolation: Useful Links and Resources

Remote Learning Schedule

Remote Learning Platforms

Home Activities

Reading and Learning Links

Home School Cyber Links

For Parents

FSM Online Application – Please use this link if you think your child(ren) may be entitled to Free School Meals. The Government has set up a national scheme (Edenred UK) to provide financial support to families of children entitled to FSM.

 

Starline – a national helpline for parents who are home schooling in England

SMHW Screenshots

Thoughtbox Support for Parents: Home Schooling during School Closures

Home Learning: Expert Tips from Teachers

Looking after your wellbeing

MindEd Educational Resources for adults about children and young people’s mental health

Every Mind Matters (a platform which supports looking after your own and other’s mental health)

Guidance on looking after wellbeing and mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance on supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health

All NHS mental health trusts are setting up 24/7 helplines, and seeking to use digital and virtual channels, to continue delivering support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Lewisham EP Connect (Support from Educational Psychologists)

Lewisham SENDIAS Service

 – SENDIAS Service Leaflet

 – SENDIAS Service Questionnaire

For Students

Student’s Guide to Working from Home

Stephen Lawrence Day Activity Packs

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus

PSHCE Tasks: 60 Daily Challenges

Audible – The audiobook service is offering hundreds of free titles during the coronavirus pandemic.